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West Ham arrive for Espanyol friendly

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The West Ham squad have arrived in Barcelona this afternoon, ahead of tomorrow evening's friendly match against Espanyol.

The Hammers scheduled the friendly match to keep match fitness levels up, taking into account this week's international break. 

Sam Allardyce will have a near-full squad to chose from tomorrow evening, with only Mohamed Diame, Winston Reid, Jack Collison and Razvan Rat missing on international duty. 

The squad arrived in Barcelona early this afternoon after the short flight from London Gatwick. The team are having a light training session this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow evening's game, which will kick off at 8pm BST.

Although Allardyce is unlikely to field a weak team, the friendly will act as a chance for some fringe players to impress and earn themselves a place in the starting line-up for the upcoming Premier League fixtures.

Captain Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble, James Tomkins, Matt Jarvis, Guy Demel and Ricardo Vaz Te are all in contention for a starting spot against the La Liga outfit.

Meanwhile, fresh from Monday's superb 5-4 Development squad win against Newcastle, youngsters Elliot Lee, Sebastian Lletget and George Moncur have all joined the first-team squad for the trip.

The game will be shown live on West Ham TV.

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